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Can Russell Brand Teach You To Listen For The Divine?

Who The Hell Are You To Speak About Enlightenment, Russel Brand? Until recently, I have never been a fan of Russell Bra...

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7 Reasons Why We Must Take Emma Watson Seriously

A slightly nervous Emma Watson stepped up to the podium on September 20, 2014 and addressed the General Assembly of the...

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The Light of Christmas Eve

It was 9 degrees in Battle Creek on Christmas Eve and my parents' farm house had been without power for three days. We w...

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On Death And Survival: The Mantra Of My Love For You

The Mantra of My Love for You I shall fear no broken heart For my heart shall not be broken Not by separation Or des...

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Blue Skies In A Red World: What The Election of 2012 Has Taught This Weary American

Like many Americans, the election of 2012 has left me exhausted.  The constant ideological pounding by both parties has...

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And They Came For Goodie Martin

I am on the verge of giving up my Facebook page because I keep finding posts with strands of commentary that are simulta...

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Of God And Particles

Today’s announcement by the scientists at CERN that they have discovered a subatomic particle that my very well be the...

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Second Sapien

By D. M. Kenyon I live with my wife in old house under a canopy of trees in the center of an old French city on the b...

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Christian Wiman: The Poet And Accidental Evangelist

Christian Wiman is well known in the poetry world for a variety of things, most of which wreak of integrity.  He is the...

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A Message To The Cake Eaters

Today, the African Union announced that it was sending 5,000 troops to hunt for Joseph Kony that has used the jungles of...

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Let My People Go: Why We Are All Syrians

Nothing makes me feel more powerless in the face of the gristmill of international politics than to watch the valiant pe...

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From Slavery To Prominence: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith

Chandler B. Saint and George A. Krimsky: Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith (2009) The first bio...

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The Word: Living In Language

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Terri Long, author of In Leah's Wake invited me to participate in a short essay ex...

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The New Literary Democracy: Differentiating The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

They say that 82% of Americans would like to write a book. Tens of thousands of them do. The vast majority of the books...

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Christian Kindness On The Road To Nirvana

I would not have received the Buddhist training that I did over these past thirty years if it had not been for the love...

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Mark Twain’s Talk With Satan And The Delusion Of Self

Mark Twain: The Mysterious Stranger (1916) This is one of my very favorite books, but it is one for which I have a smal...

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Business, Money And Ethical Living: The Book Of Seven Virtues

  I am the first Kenyon of my ancestral line to not make a living from farming since 1683.  I had two ancestor...

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A Brief History Of Woman As Thing

We see it everywhere.  There is the striking image of Adriana Lima, famous for modeling for Victoria’s Secret.   Te...

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True Believer: The Execution Of John Rogers

Four hundred and fifty-seven years ago, on February 4, 1555, John Rogers was roused from his sleep in Newcastle Prison a...

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Daughter Where Art Thou?

Tomorrow, my daughter leaves for Scotland to attend the University of St. Andrews.  It seems like she was only home for...

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